Trip Reports 2012 — Brooks Lake

Bears & Bows at Brooks Lodge

2012 Bear Brooks Falls Brooks Lake Brooks Lodge

Our trip to Brooks Lodge and the Brooks River this year proved to be a little too early for the salmon. Plus, the bears were just arriving for their summer feast. Alaska had one of its toughest winters in 2011-12, with record snow falls everywhere and a very late spring. Brooks was no exception, so we found the water high, cold, and somewhat off-color, which was really no surprise. In addition, we also found ourselves in a series of low-pressure systems where rain & wind storms piled-up one after the other and put down our fish. We arrived on our...

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